Thomas Edison

This collection of Edison quotes was created on 12 February 2011, which was 164 years and one day after the birth of Thomas Edison. This collection of Edison quotes was initialized with eight quotes.

We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house
for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of
energy -- sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and
solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait
until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [energy]

I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [knowledge]

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is
dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [opportunity]

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [life]

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [genius]

The value of an idea lies in using it.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [ideas]

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [knowledge]
...nanoized by nanofoo in 02012...
We don't know a billionth of one percent about anything.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.

-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [patience]

There is no expedient to which a man will not go
to avoid the labor of thinking.

-- Thomas Edison (01847-01931) {American inventor (phonograph/light-bulb); more...} [thinking/labor]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 12 February 2011
Last Modified: Monday, 11-Feb-2013 05:23:27 MST